Hailey Faull left in February 2017 to begin her 3 year journey with Africa Inland Mission. She will be serving in Moroto, Uganda. You can follow her journey on her blog here: "Our Prospect Is Joy".
his wife Nhan Kim,
and their kids Phuoc (Jacob) and Chau (Cindy).
Vietnamese Grace Church in Cleveland
Camp Burton is near and dear to many here at Evangel. People who attended camp as kids and teens are still around to see their grandchildren head up to Burton, OH each summer. The kids and youth also have retreats there during the fall and winter months. You can click on the link below to learn more about
Camp Burton--A Fun Place To Grow!
Erin Hawkins is serving in North Carolina on staff with CC. Please keep her in prayer as she works on the local college campuses!
You can follow Erin on her blog at:
Nate and Bethany Johnson are appointed missionaries to Vienna, Austria. They are currently traveling around the country developing ministry partnerships and sharing about the need for more workers in Austria. They love camping, canoeing, climbing, photography, cycling, cooking and telling people about Jesus.
A research periodical we recently came across describes Europe like this . . . "A high degree of nominalism, increasing secularization and growing influence of liberal theology, and disillusionment and cynicism following two world wars led to massive decline in church attendance. Increasing pluralism (as a result of immigration and experimentation with new religious ideas), growth of Islam at a time when the Church was discouraged and divided, and rejection of absolutes in a society under the banner of "tolerance" resulted in the marginalization of Christianity. By 2050, Christians will make up less than 50% of the population, with most being nominal in their adherence."
You can learn more about the Johnson's work in Austria at
Nate and Bethany's Facebook page or their blog page
Nate and Bethany Blog
Mexico Summer 2013
This past summer a group of 7 Teens and 4 Adults joined up with Caravan Ministries in Tijuana, Mexico. Their trip included building houses, working with kids at a local orphanage, and doing ministry at a garbage dump in the area.
Tania Martin is serving in the Ukraine. She says, "A door has been opened for me to work alongside the local church to help young people become dynamic disciples who embrace their God-given assignments, to teach English as a means to evangelize and to work with orphans."
Read about Tania's work at Created For A Mission.
John & Elaine Mehn serve as Converge Worldwide missionaries in Japan. Since 1985 they have lived in the world's largest city: Tokyo. Currently they live in Machida City, a large suburb of Tokyo with nearly 500,000 people. Their home, in addition to their residence, is the headquarters for the Converge Worldwide Japan Mission, the operation center for the JEMA Church Planting Institute (CPI), and a renewal center for women in ministry called The Spring.
John and Elaine's primary ministry is cross-cultural church planting, direct evangelism and outreach, mobilization and equipping for church planting, leadership development, and spiritual renewal mentoring.
Since the triple disasters of March 33, 2011, John has served as the Disaster Response Director for the Japan Mission supervising over 10 teams to the affected areas.
John and Elaine have two children, Tim and Beth, who are living in northern Illinois.
You can check out the Mehn's work in Japan at www.gospelrest.com
Japan Fall 2012
Everyone remembers the pictures of incredible devastation in the wake of the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011. John & Elaine Mehn, who are missionaries just outside the area hit by the tsunami, invited our district churches to send a team of workers over to help with the ongoing rebuilding. In the fall of 2012, our Japan team went over for two weeks of what they all said was a life changing experience. As bad as the pictures and video of this event were, seeing it in person--and meeting some of the people it affected- you realized even more how devastating it was. But God's light is shining brightly, and people who the Mehns and others in the rebuilding effort would never have had contact with, are seeing firsthand the hands and feet of Jesus through the many volunteers who take time to travel there and help.
If you would like a timeline recap of the tsunami disaster, click the link here: Japan Tsunami Facts
Dan and Julie Stephens have been serving at the Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe, Africa for many years. The last few years have been especially challenging with the civil unrest, skyrocketing inflation, and major shortages in medical supplies and food due to political corruption. Thru it all, they and the hospital staff have continued to serve the people of their area, and to share with them the Good News. You can keep up with the hospital at the Karanda Mission Hospital Facebook page
Honduras (Summer 2011, Fall 2013)
Ted and Maggie Faull were full time missionaries in Honduras for about 5 years. They have led several teams down to work at the hospital and at the school in their town. One of the results of Evangel becoming connected with the Honduran church was to help them purchase a bus. Their previous mode of transportation was...inadequate, but now they are able to pick up many more people on their church bus route!